Merry Xmas everyone!
So after a few years of extensive use of my toaster, I decided to hire a studio real close to where I have my rehearsal space to make some nice profiles with some good mics, preamps, etc. (I made a few profiles a couple years ago but I was in the same room with the amp, so I couldn't get a proper picture of what the mic was picking up).
I'll be profiling these amps (most of them borrowed from my pals at the rehearsal space, some from the studio itself):
mid 80's Marshall JCM 800 (the only one that I own)
early 70's Marshall Superbass (Red Tolex, amazingly beautiful amp!)
late 70's Marshall JMP
mid 70's Marshall JMP
A few not so vintage fenders
I also have a few nice cabs at my disposal, so I guess I'll play around until I end with a couple cabs I like better, and I'll do the same with the mics (I was thinking of a sm57 aimed to the center of a speaker and a ribbon mic to pick the warmer freq's more to one side in another speaker, plus maybe a bigger capsule condenser for some room tone -I doubt the kemper can process that during the profiling process though, but I'll try anyway-)
I'm not planning to do any merged or direct profiles ATM, I think I'll be able to do these if want to without needing to get into a studio...
Does any of you seasoned profile makers (amateur or sellers) have any tip or advice you'd wish someone had told you before your first profiling session? My aim is to get the best possible profiles out of these beasts in the quickest possible way; I'm leaning towards low/medium gain profiles, but I think I'll try to cover everything these amps can offer, from cleans to sweatin'-tube dirty crunches.
The points I have more doubts about are:
1) Phase issues (I guess they'll be more or less easy to solve moving the mics around and analyzing the recorded waves in protools until they look and sound good)
2) Which guitar/s to use when doing the profiles. I think I'll try to dial in something that sounds good (or can sound good after a lil tweaking) in both SC and HB, but I'm not very sure how to do it LOL, I fear I might end up with something that doesn't sound bad but doesn't sound real good either with any guitar...
3) Refine or not refine? How?
Thank you very much in advance!
ps.- of course I'll upload these to the Rig Exchange once they're finished so I can give something back to this amazing comunity!